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Gustavo Godoy

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Birth year

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Los Angeles

Representing galleries
Honor Fraser Gallery


Gustavo Godoy

Born Ontario, California, 1974

Lives and works in Los Angeles




2005                 Master of Fine Arts,  Vermont College of Fine Art,  Montpelier, VT

2000-2001       UCLA, Dept. of Architecture and Urban Design, Los Angeles, CA

1997-1998       B.A., UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

1995-1997       UC  Irvine, Irvine, CA


Solo Exhibitions

2010    "Fast-formal Object:  Flayed White",  Wexner Center for the Arts

             "Fast-formal Object:  Big Blue",  Prism Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

             "Fast-formal Object:  Act Two",  Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

             "Fast-formal Object:  Big White",  Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007    "What's the Big Idea?", The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA


Group Exhibitions

2010    "Baker's Dozen", Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

             "It Ain't Fair", OHWOW, Miami, FL

             "You Can Heal Your Life!" (curated by Emma Gray), Circus Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA

2008    "L.A. Confidentiel", Le Parc Saint Léger - Centre d'art contemporain,

              Pougues-les-Eaux, France 

2007    "One Foot High And Rising", The Balmoral, Venice, CA

              "The Happy Lion at MACO", (site specific sculptural project)

               Mexico Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City

2006    "One of these things is not like the Other", Angela Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles

             "Sculpture", Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

            "Carmada", MAK Center Center for Art & Architecture, Schindler House, 

              Los Angeles, CA       

            "Five Sculptors", Workspace @ 91 Meserole St., Brooklyn, NY

             "Young Americans", Chinatown Project Space, Los Angeles, CA

             "Drawing and Sculpture", The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA

              (2-person show with Doug Crocco)

2005    "TBA", Angela Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

              "A Single Channel Video Show", The Glendale College Art Gallery,Glendale,CA

              "Small Works", 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

              "Uncontained", Wood Art Gallery, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT

2004    "General Store:  The Four Color Pen Show", Locust Projects, Miami, FL

              "General Store:  The Four Color Pen Show" General Store Gallery,  Milwaukee, WI

2002    "Public Space:  Artist/Architect Collaboration", UCLA

1999    "En LA Casa" home takeover installation, West Hollywood, CA

1998    "Gustavo Godoy:  Paint/Wood", Fine Arts Gallery, UCSB

              "Honors Last Show", UCSB   

1997    "Inside Out" public installation, University of California, Irvine

            "Centered Around the Center", Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA


Exhibitions Curated

2007    "Fleeing the Scene" 5 Los Angeles artists:  Robert Levine, Pentti Monkkonen,     

              Monique van Genderen, Tyler Vlahovich, and Brian Wills, 

              The Happy Lion, Los  Angeles, CA




Escalle, Clotilde.   "Querques ames resistent au rythme des saisons",  Kultur

          Tageblatt, Luxembourg, August 25, 2008, pp. 21-22.

Joly, Jean-Mathias.  "California Dream", Le Journal du Centre, France,  June 27, 2008, p. 7. 

Lavrador, Judicael.  "Cocotte-minute", Playboy (édition France), September 2008.

"Pogues-Les-Eaux:  La contre-culture californienne", Le Journal du Centre, France,

          Septembre 10, 2008.  

Ramade, Benedicte. "Los Angeles Sous Le Manteau", Zero Deux, No. 47, Automne 2008.



ArtSlant, "Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown: My Day at Happy Lion and Black Dragon

          Society",  March 2007.

Bedford, Christopher.  "Gustavo Godoy at The Happy Lion", Art in America, No. 11,

          December 2007, p. 167.

Buckley, Annie. "Reviews:  Gustavo Godoy- The Happy Lion",  Artillery,  May 2007,  p. 33.

Knight, Christopher.  "Gustavo Godoy at The Happy Lion", LA Times, Calendar,

         March 22, 2007.  

Nys Dambrot, Shana.  "Gustavo Godoy: What's the Big Idea?",  Art Review. Issue12, 

       June 2007,  p. 153.

Satorius, Katherine.  "Gustavo Godoy- The Happy Lion",  artUS, Issue 19, Summer 2007.

Wulfsson, Jennifer.  "Contemporary sculpture in Los Angeles",  Sculpture Journal, Vol. 17.1,

        Spring 2008.

Recent Exhibits

Gustavo Godoy participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2012 NeoNatural
Steve Turner Contemporary
Jun, 2012 Vacant Mounds and Markers
Honor Fraser
Feb, 2012 Don’t the Sun look Angry at Me: pictures & objects from Los Angeles now
Royale Projects
Nov, 2011 Empty Altar/ Empty Throne
MOCA Jacksonville
Oct, 2011 SUR: Biennial
Rio Hondo College, Cerritos College & BlueBird ArtHouse
May, 2011 LACE Benefit Art Auction 2011
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
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